I popped into a local farm shop this morning on our way back home and as I got back to the car my son asked 'why were cows being put in the truck over there?'.
Me and my husband don't hold back when it comes to telling our children what we are eating, pork is pig, beef is cow etc.
So I told him, that it was cows being put into the truck to be taken for people to eat. But is that too honest?
Am I scarring him by being so blunt or is honesty the best policy? I want my children to know where food comes from, that it isn't just something you buy from a supermarket but that it was once a living creature.
I think there are many adults who don't really think about where meat comes from and the process it has to go to from field to plate.
I am under no illusion, if someone told me tomorrow I couldn't eat meat it wouldn't bother me, but I do enjoy it and I want to give my children enough information that if they decide it isn't something they want to eat then they can say so!